FDI flows now a trickle
The pace of local reforms and political tension in the region are not helping attract investors to the market. Yasser Sobhi reports
An Egyptian gift
The upcoming IMF and World Bank meetings in Dubai were originally planned for Cairo. Ahmed M Abushadi comments
Free trade or trade-free area?
Globalisation may finally force the Arab countries to turn the 50-year-old dream of an integrated Arab economy to reality. Mona El Fiqi investigates
Penny for your thoughts?
Efforts are underway to boost Arab countries' awareness of developments in the area of intellectual property. Niveen Wahish reports
OCI profits up
Egypt's leading private sector construction company, Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), posted a 58 per cent increase in its net profits during the second quarter of 2003 on the back of a regional construction boom...